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Governing Board Information

The Board of Trustees is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived gender (includes sex, a person’s gender identity, gender related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), sexual orientation (includes heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), race (includes ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, and ethnic background), religion (includes all aspects of religious belief, observance and practice and includes agnosticism and atheism), age, national origin, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability or any other unlawful consideration. The board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. The Governing Board started using electronic board packets in February of 2015. These packets can be found by clicking here, and then click on Agencies in the upper left corner and scroll down to BenciaUSD. The list of board meetings will be on the right side.

The Governing Board of the Benicia Unified School District shall meet on the first and third Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted on the schedule below. The public section of the meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room, at the District Office, 350 East K Street, unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Closed session shall be called as necessary, with start time posted on the agenda. The meeting dates scheduled for 2017 are: January 19, February 2 and 16, March 2 and 16, April 6, May 4, June 1 and 15, August 17, September 7 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2 and 16, and December 14.

Where can I find Board Policies? The Governing Board has developed and implemented policies that serve as a road map for the school district. These policies can be accessed at: http://gamutonline.net/indexframes.html. The username is: beniciausd and the password is:public1.

What is the Board of Trustees? The Board of Trustees is a five person policy-making body which operates within the laws of the State of California and Solano County. Each Board member is elected for a four-year term; terms of office are staggered with elections held every two years. It is responsible for approving the district’s budget and adopting all policies and curriculum. The authority of the Board is as a whole and no Board member may act as an official of the district except when the Board meets in a regular or a special session. The Board of Trustees is elected to represent all of the people of the school district. In making its decisions, the Board is guided by what is in the best interest of the entire district. The Board President and Clerk are selected on a rotating basis during the organizational meeting held in December.

Where and when are the meetings held?
The Benicia Unified School District Board of Education meets twice a month, usually the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. at the Board Room Chambers 350 East K Street, Benicia, CA.

Are the meetings held in public?
Yes, and the public is encouraged and welcome to attend.

Do members of the audience have an opportunity to speak?
Persons wishing to speak on an item listed on the agenda must fill out a “Request to Address the Benicia Unified District Board of Education” form located at the back of the board room and submit it to the board secretary prior to the discussion of the item. Persons wishing to speak on an item not on the agenda may do so by filling out this form under the section on the agenda titled “Public Comment.”What is the procedure when called to speak? Fill out a blue card, found on the back table, and give it to the Board Secretary. When your name is called come to the microphone at the speaker’s table. State your name. Be brief and to the point. (There is a three minute limit .) The Board will not dialogue with the speaker but may refer an item for a future Board agenda.

Contact Info

Gary Wing

President

Contact
Email: gwing@beniciaunified.org
Phone: (707) 747-8300 ext 1211

Peter Morgan

Trustee

Contact
Email: pmorgan@beniciaunified.org 
Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

Celeste Monnette

Trustee

Contact
Email: cmonnette@beniciaunified.org
Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

Stacy Holguin

Trustee

Contact
Email: sholguin@beniciaunified.org
Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

Diane Ferrucci

Trustee

Contact
Email: dferrucci@beniciaunified.org
Phone:  (707) 747-8300 ext 1211

Betty Jensen

Executive Secretary

Contact
Email: bjensen@beniciaunified.org
Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

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